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Race & Ethnic Relations

In the Torah, Jews are taught to accept others, without prejudice or bias. Judaism also teaches the importance of working with others in the community to achieve social justice. The RAC works together with representatives of different communities on several issues and provides resources to support intercultural learning experiences.

Race Relations

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the notorious "Bloody Sunday" march in Selma and the historic civil rights movement, join the RAC to learn about the fight for racial justice then and now.

The Kovler Microgrant program supports activities and actions aimed at developing links and common ground between African-Americans and Jews, through educational and programmatic activities that bring members of both communities together to learn and serve. To apply, read the Program Guidelines and get in touch with Congregational Social Action Manager Isaac Nuell at (202) 387-2800.

Celebrate Shabbat Tzedek and continue our long history of working across lines of faith and race to end discrimination and speak out against inequality and prejudice.

Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations

Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations

Taking Aim at the Death Penalty
Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

Controversy has erupted in Utah since Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill into law reinstating the firing squad as a possible method of execution for death row prisoners. Lethal injection will remain the primary method of execution in the state, but the firing squad will be permitted when the proper drugs required for lethal injection […]

Reforming All Aspects of Our Voting System
Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

The right to vote is fundamental to American democracy and has been a key part of the Religious Action Center’s work since our founding in 1961. As you may know, the RAC and Reform Jews have a proud legacy of support for the Civil Rights Movement and portions of the Civil Rights Act and Voting […]

Reflections from a Father-Daughter Trip to Selma
Posted on Friday March 20, 2015

By Bobby and Sophie Harris My daughter Sophie and I drove from our home in Marietta, GA to participate in the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. We attended a pre-march program at Temple Mishkan Israel—Selma’s only synagogue. Though the synagogue has less than 10 remaining members, the sanctuary was full […]

Set Your Passover Seder Table with Inclusion and Acceptance
Posted on Thursday March 19, 2015

One of my favorite things about Reform Judaism is how much the Reform Movement accepts multicultural families and celebrates diversity. The Reform Movement has always stood for inclusion and acceptance of all types and ways of being Jewish, and our wholehearted embrace of interfaith families is a demonstration of our commitment to pluralism even within […]

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Claire Shimberg at (202) 387-2800.